[""!LIVESTREAM!""] New Zealand vs South Africa live Free Broadcast & On 28 October 2023
The 2023 Rugby World Cup final is finally here as New Zealand take on South Africa as two powerhouses of the sport collide in Paris, France.
The final itself is set up to be one of the all-time great games (of which we've already seen plenty at this tournament). Double winners in 2011 and 2015, the All Blacks are keen to re-establish their dominance at the sport's top table, and no way of doing so would be sweeter than a World Cup final win over their biggest rivals. On the other hand, over 20 members of this South Africa squad were part of the side that won the final four years ago in Yokohama. They've been put through the ringer, both in terms of injuries and physical, nail-bitingly tight games to reach the 2023 decider, and could well invoke the spirits of 1995 to take a record-breaking fourth Rugby World Cup title back to the Rainbow Nation. WATCH: Rugby World Cup final 2023 on Fubo (free trial) What time does Rugby World Cup final start? New Zealand and South Africa face off in the final of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, played at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France. The game kicks off at 9 p.m. local time on Saturday, October 28, 2023. Here's how that time translates across the North American time zones: Kickoff time Eastern Time 3 p.m. Central Time 2 p.m. Mountain Time 1 p.m. Pacific Time 12 p.m. Rugby World Cup final live stream, TV channel TV channel Streaming USA CNBC Fubo, Peacock Canada TSN TSN+ Viewers in America can tune into to CNBC to watch the match on TV while the final is available to stream on Fubo and Peacock. TSN provides fans in Canada with TV and live stream options. It all comes down to this: The winner of the Webb Ellis Cup will be decided on Saturday, with heavyweights New Zealand and South Africa squaring off in the 2023 Rugby World Cup Gold Medal Match at 3:00 p.m. Eastern on Peacock and CNBC. The All Blacks and Springboks won’t just be battling for this year’s title in France, they’ll also battle to break their tie atop the Rugby World Cup all-time leaderboard with three championships apiece. They’ve combined for six of the nine gold medals in the event’s history, a number that will grow Saturday to seven of 10, whichever side claims their fourth. They’ve each won two of the past four golds (with South Africa the reigning champ), and they’ll meet in the final for the first time since South Africa won their first title back in 1995. This year, neither nation won their pool -- New Zealand fell to France in the World Cup opener; South Africa fell to Ireland 15 days later -- but each rose to the occasion in the knockout stage. The Springboks did so by the skin of their teeth. They defeated France, which opened the World Cup ranked No. 3 in the world, in a 29-28 duel before eking out another one-point victory with a low-scoring 16-15 semifinal win over England. The All Blacks’ Gold Medal Match berth came in slightly easier fashion. It took a close 28-24 battle with pre-tournament No. 1 Ireland to advance past the quarterfinal, but head coach Ian Foster’s group breezed through a 38-point semifinal blowout over Argentina.